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Large Mountain Getaway Steps from Heavenly Gondola

This is the ultimate mountain getaway for a large group or a family. Located at the base of Heavenly Mountain and right in the middle of the Village, everything you’ll need to enjoy your vacation--skiing, hiking, biking, the lake, shopping, restaurants, bars, ice skating, etc. is just steps outside your door. This place has been in our family for years but we aren’t getting up there enough these days so we want others to enjoy it! The Marriot follows all current COVID-19 safety guidelines.

$132 per night
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Family-Friendly Home with Private Hot Tub, Large Fenced Yard & Playground

 

$159 per night
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Marriott Grand Res #3167 - Mountain view - South Lake Tahoe

Queen bed, Kitchen, Fast Wifi, Full Bath, Heated Pool, 2 Jacuzzis, Spa, Fitness room, Easy Gondola access, Non-smoking

$124 per night

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Lake cabins in South Lake Tahoe

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Tahoe Keys Cabin with Spa on Lagoon
$152 per night
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Inviting cabin in great location, hot tub, wi-fi
$204 per night
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Al Tahoe Oasis
$313 per night
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Quiet & Cute Alpine Cottage | Private Hot Tub | 5 Minutes to Heavenly Village
$214 per night
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Classic Tahoe Charm! Great Location! Dog Friendly!
$95 per night
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2 Blocks to Beach, Re-modelled,WiFi
$110 per night
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Charming tucked away quiet forest retreat
$126 per night
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Beautiful Remodeled Cabin w/ in mile of Heavenly
$125 per night
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Heavenly Tahoe Gem
$99 per night
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"Little Dipper": Magical Mtn Modern:HotTub:Beach
$211 per night
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Lighthus: A Contemporary Tahoe Retreat
$664 per night
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Knotty Pine Cabin, short walk to lake
$150 per night

Lake side condo rentals in South Lake Tahoe

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"Let your den be the forest"
$55 per night
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Waterfront Living with Mountain Views near beach!
$88 per night
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Studiofor2-NearLake&PrivateBeach-WiFi-KitchntTBSCS
$158 per night
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1BCondo NearLake-PrivateBeach-King+Sofabedfor4 TB1
$210 per night
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Studio Suite at Beautiful Lake Tahoe Resort
$104 per night
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Marriott Grand Residence - #1 in South Tahoe!
$211 per night
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12/25/22 to 01/01/2023 New Years Lake Tahoe Studio
$140 per night
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Idyllic Condo at the Center of Everything | 2 Minutes to Heavenly
$133 per night
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BiLevelCondo byLake/Beach-Ktchnt-King+QSfabed TBTH
$220 per night
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Marriott Timber Lodge 2BD sleeps 8
$305 per night
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Marriott Timber Lodge Luxury 1BD villa sleeps 4
$213 per night
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Marriott Timber Lodge Luxury Studio
$159 per night

Lake side chalet rentals in South Lake Tahoe

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3 Bears Den South Lake Tahoe
$254 per night
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That 70s Chalet at South Lake Tahoe
$147 per night
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Idyllic Cabin in Christmas Valley
$126 per night
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Cozy Kings Beach Chalet-2 BR Escape for Work+Play
$219 per night
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4 Bedroom House, Walk to Lake Tahoe
$204 per night
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Romantic Cabin w/ Hot Tub & Lg Deck
$227 per night
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Chalet and Guest House w/ Hot Tub, Sauna, Pianos
$405 per night
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Lake Tahoe Panoramic Views Views Views
$251 per night
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Chalet de Celeste
$376 per night
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Getaway Chalet w hot tub. Near casinos and skiing
$265 per night
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Breathtaking Lake View Remodeled Old Tahoe Cabin
$306 per night
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🏔Chalet MontBlanc 🏔 Ski, beach, bike, hike, hottub
$426 per night

Your guide to South Lake Tahoe

Introduction

This Californian mountain town, located 190 miles from San Francisco on the Nevada border, draws travelers for its diverse attractions and activities: skiing and snowboarding in the winter, swimming and wakeboarding in the summer, and live entertainment year-round. Incorporated in 1965, South Lake Tahoe came to life at the heels of a casino boom in neighboring Stateline, Nevada, and the same enthusiastic spirit can be seen today in its vibrant nightlife venues, tight-knit Tahoe Keys community, and Fourth of July celebrations. South Lake, as locals call it, is also a popular destination for city dwellers craving a quiet weekend vacation in a lakefront cabin or woodsy retreat. And it’s all set against a panoramic backdrop of glacier-carved mountains, sky-scraping sugar pines, and a mesmerizing Neptune-blue lake — the largest alpine lake in North America.


How do I get around South Lake Tahoe?

The nearest passenger airport is 58 miles away at Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO). The South Tahoe Airporter and private transportation services offer regular rides between the airport and South Tahoe hotels. Another option is Sacramento International Airport (SMF), about 110 miles away. To get from there to the lake, your best option is renting a car. Having your own car gives you the freedom to access the region's world-class nature. Winter road conditions in these mountains are nothing to take lightly: If you’re traveling by car in a snowstorm, snow tires or chains are required to drive on many roads.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in South Lake Tahoe?

Sitting at an elevation of 6,200 feet, South Lake Tahoe has a highland climate, meaning the weather changes dramatically with the season. Dependably hot and arid summer days (the average temperature in August is 75 degrees Fahrenheit) are ideal for a range of water sports on the lake. But don't be fooled by the scorching days, as nights can be chilly — on average, 227 mornings a year fall below freezing. Winter sports fans take note: The snowiest month is March, with an average snowfall of 74 inches, and ample bluebird days for hitting the slopes with your sunglasses on. Runs are typically open until May. The coldest month is February, with an average temperature of 39 degrees.


What are the top things to do in South Lake Tahoe?

Emerald Bay State Park

Given the park’s name, it should come as no surprise that this piercingly blue bay is a South Lake Tahoe must-do. You have several options for ways to admire the natural beauty here: pull-out vistas on the roads, hike-in or boat-in camping, or California's first underwater trail, which guides scuba divers and snorkelers along submerged barges. The park also contains Vikingsholm, one of the most renowned examples of Scandinavian architecture in the Western Hemisphere.

El Dorado Beach

As the largest beach in South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado boasts at least a weekend's worth of activities: shaded picnic tables with barbecues, kayak rentals, a boat launch with floating dock, and prime shoreline real estate for throwing down your beach towel for the day. And it's the perfect place to catch the sunset year-round.

South Lake Tahoe Bike Trail

One of the best ways to take in South Lake Tahoe's natural beauty is by cruising along this scenic 11-mile-long bike trail. The combination of paved and dirt trails are relatively flat, leading cyclists past restaurants and through forests and meadows, and even over the state line into Nevada. It also connects to other bike paths for a choose-your-own-adventure day.